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Phoenix at The Phoenician

I recently returned form a wonderful trip to Phoenix, Arizona and had the chance to check out The Phoenician, a Luxury Collection Resort, Scottsdale. The location could not have been more perfect. Situated on Camelback Mountain, it is an easy drive to shopping areas and the Old Town.


When first arriving, you are greeted by a winding entrance through the 250 acre property leading up the mountain. The golf course and casitas entice the view until you reach the main resort. You are greeted by the valet who escorts you into the main lobby with expansive views of the surrounding area from the balcony.


All of the 538 rooms have been recently renovated to a calming contemporary style with large bathrooms containing both a separate tub and shower. Depending on your view from the balcony, you could have the pool view or the mountain view. Either are breathtaking.


A local favorite dining option is at their J&G Steakhouse, an award-winning restaurant inspired by renowned chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten. It is perched atop the main building with again, expansive views of the destination. There are also private dining rooms available for groups and small functions.


Further exploring the resort, we came across shops on site which included a cute little ice cream shop that served Sweet Republic Ice Cream, a local artisan creamery. Their custom “Phoenicain Crunch” was wonderful! They even can put together a picnic basket if you would prefer to enjoy the outdoors.


Along the back of the property, there is a fantastic cactus garden. Guests can explore many of the different varieties of local flora and fauna as they walk the paths. There are guided tours if you would like a more in depth exploration but there are also signs by many of the cacti. One of the holes of the golf course will send the players through this area as well.


Adjacent to the main property, there are also the Canyon Suites. This is an exclusive 60-room boutique hotel located at The Phoenician, providing guests with a Five-star experience from arrival to departure. There is private check-in and hotel amenities although you are also welcome to use the main resort areas as well. There are also great meeting spaces here overlooking the mountain. It is even possible to have the mountain lit if you are having an evening event. Guests also have the opportunity to test drive one of six available Porsche luxury vehicles for a period of time up to two hours.


The golf course is a favorite, not just of travelers but locals as well. This championship course has 27 holes for the most discerning golfer. Views range from sweeping skyline to mountain landscape. Golf Digest has even ranked them in the top 75 courses in North America! Designed by Ted Robinson, Sr. and Homer Flint, The Phoenician’s three diverse nine-hole courses create 18-hole combinations for the challenge and fun any golf enthusiast will crave.


Moving on to their spa…. “Absolutely Incredible” is the first term that comes to mind. With 24 treatment rooms and 22,000 square feet, this space is dedicated to a peaceful retreat for your mind, body and soul. Along with many, many treatment options, there is a guided meditation every day at noon in these unbelievably comfortable, leather gravity chairs. Unfortunately, I just missed this experience but did get a chance to experience their comfort.


Last but certainly not least is the pool area. This large centerpiece of the resort has many different areas which makes it feel a bit like intimate spaces rather than one large swimming area. There is even a children’s splash pad complete with a water slide and cabanas for parents to relax in close proximity.


Overall, this spectacular resort is truly an oasis in the Phoenix sun. From the newly renovated rooms to the plethora of resort amenities, this property has a bit of something for anyone’s enjoyment.

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Jack Nicklaus Academy Experience 2015


“Success depends almost entirely on how effectively you learn to manage the game´s two ultimate adversaries; the course and yourself. Don´t be too proud to take Lessons. I´m not”

Jack Nicklaus


During the 60 minutes Private Lesson at Nicklaus Academy, every golfer from beginners to professionals will choose the aspect of their game which they want to improve. Using the Jack Nicklaus Coaching Studio technology, students will have their swing professionally analyzed and then given advice on corrections. The use of Drills and Training Aids will help you to understand how to improve your swing. Video Analysis will be emailed; so that the student can return home and continue to improve their game.


Nicklaus Academy is a TAYLOR MADE Official Fitting Centre. Using the latest software and Flightscope Kudu technology will help us to determine the ideal club for each player. Students will leave with the perfect set of clubs designed specifically for them.


A player is only as good as his game, and for many golfers getting on the course doesn’t happen as often as they would like. That’s why the 120 minutes Golf Course Experience gives golfers the opportunity to perfect their swing and showcase their honed skills from the Nicklaus Academy. Playing will be at the incredible Finca Cortesin Golf Course, site of Volvo Match Play Championship in 2009, 2011 and 2012. The Golf Course it’s a course to remember and will challenge every student regardless their level. Greenfee and Buggy is included.

All options also include: 

  • From 2 nights (request more if necessary) in the selected suite category based in double occupancy
  • Fresh Fruit and Premium Water in your suite
  • Welcome Golf Pack at your room; 2 Finca Cortesin Caps and some tees
  • Complimentary WI- FI connection
  • Daily Breakfast at our Restaurant
  • Access to our Finca Cortesin Beach Club operation during the summer season (aprox. 6 months per year) with Shuttle from and to the beach club included
  • Access to our 2.200m2 Spa
  • Lessons are calculated for 2 people.

In addition, All 2015 Traveline Guests Receive:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily full breakfast, for up to two in room guests
  • A complimentary 50-minute massage
    • for up to two people, per room, once during stay
  • Early check-in/late check-out
    • subject to availability

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Stay With the Players at the 2015 Master’s Tournament


In partnership with the one of the leading player management companies, we are able to offer you the rare opportunity to mingle with the pro’s during the week of the Masters.

Including luxury private accommodation within the player management compound (where some of the players themselves will be staying), a season badge to attend the Masters, daily transfers, a fully catered breakfast and dinner which includes fine wines and Champagne, this is truly an ‘inside-the-ropes’ experience that you will never forget!

  • Seven nights’ accommodation in your own room in a shared private house within Willow Creek Subdivision (walking distance to Augusta National)
  • Season Badge for the Masters (Thursday – Sunday inclusive)
  • Return transfers from either Atlanta or Augusta airport, plus daily transfers to Augusta National
  • Use of the player management ‘Host’ house for breakfast and dinner each day  
  • Professionally catered breakfast and dinner each day at the player management host house
  • All beverages including champagne and fine wines  
  • Your house stocked with food and beverages
  • Housekeeping
  • Services of Elysian Golf and player management staff in Augusta  

Elysian Golf specialises in delivering “golfing dreams” for individuals, small groups and corporate clients. Elysian Golf provides access to the golf tour professionals and legends of the game, to exclusive golfing locations including many of the world’s top “members-only” courses and to “inside the ropes” experiences at the major championships. Clients of Elysian Golf have: – played golfing legends including Sir Nick Faldo, Darren Clarke, Sandy Lyle, Bernhard Langer and Ian Woosnam – been invited to play in the Gary Player Invitational matches at Champions Retreat, Augusta, Georgia and Wentworth, England – played on many of the top courses around the world, including The Old Course at St Andrews, Gleneagles, Turnberry, Muirfield, Trump International, Sunningdale, Lahinch, Portmarnock, Ballybunion, Champions Retreat, Augusta Country Club and other iconic courses in the area, Pebble Beach and many others – enjoyed VIP hospitality at The Masters and The Open – stayed in private houses close to courses hosting major championsips in the USA and Europe, with full maid service, butlers and chefs – enjoyed chauffeur-driven limos, helicopter transfers, malt whisky tastings, 5* hotel accommodation, Michelin star dinners and much more. Experiences can be based on packages shown on the Virtuoso site or completely bespoke.


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The Best Places to Play Golf in Spain

With more than 450 courses, wherever you travel in Spain you are bound to find world-class golf nearby, along with opportunities to visit historic cities and villages, enjoy beautiful weather, dramatic landscapes, wonderful gastronomy, and the country’s warm, welcoming people. There are fantastic golf courses around the country, from the northern Cantabrian coast around Santander, the homeland of Seve Ballesteros, to Andalucía in the south, the land of sun, the Mediterranean and Spain’s world famous Jerez (sherry). You can play courses designed by Robert Trent Jones, like the famous 1997 Ryder Cup venue, Valderrama, as well as courses designed by Jack Nicklaus, Tom Fazzio, Seve, and Jose Maria Olazabal – great courses, designed by great golfers, in fantastic settings with beautiful climates. These are only some examples of what golf lovers can find in Spain.

Costa del Sol: golf, shop and dine in style

The Costa del Sol, in the Andalusia region, is one of the favorite places to practice golf in Spain for many Americans tourists. Among its destinations, the town of Marbella shines with a special light. Marbella preserves its original traditional andalusian style in the “old town district” but it has successfully been adapted to meet the requirements of the most exclusive and elite visitors. Hotel and other accommodation facilities placed next to golf courses together with leisure and shopping complexes, luxury restaurants, spas, beach clubs, bars and pubs, make the golf lovers experience unforgettable. When in Marbella, pay a visit to the high end Marina “Puerto Banús”, a recreational port filled with shops, restaurants, discos and spaces to enjoy leisure time, to see and to be seen.

Valencia Region: a Mediterranean affair

In the Valencia region you will have the advantage of being able to practice their swing very close to its main cities (the city of Valencia, Alicante and Castellón de la Plana), full of history and heritage as well as examples of the most avant garde architecture (see the city of Sciences in Valencia city); a perfect combination that is good for the body and good for the soul. But above all, you will have the opportunity to enjoy the Spaniard’s Mediterranean way of life: mild weather, meaning that one can play golf here almost all year round, delicious local cuisine -did you know that Valencia is the home of our famous paella? —  or the unlimited benefits of a “siesta” after a game …..This destination offers you the chance to enjoy an exciting vacation combining  golf, culture and gastronomy, who can ask for more?

Costa Brava: where golf meets Dali

The Costa Brava(the name given to the coastal area of the province off Gerona, inn Catalonia-northeastern Spain) is becoming one of the most popular golf destinations internationally. The reason is simple: its magnificent location, on the shores of the Mediterranean sea, bordered to the north by the Pyrenees and its breathtaking landscapes, are beyond comparison. But also Costa Brava is the land of Dalí. Visit the Dali museum in the town off Figueres or the outstanding Salvador Dalí House in Salvador Dalí House in Cadaques. Art and golf at the tip of your fingers!

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Ultimate Golf Getaways

Experience world-class golf as you play on some of the most amazing championship golf courses in the world. Not to worry, we’ve selected our most luxurious offers across exciting destinations, designed to guarantee you will enjoy the Ultimate Golf Experience!


Anguilla CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa 

ID Exclusive: One Round of Golf OR Private Beach Dinner 

Vacation Includes: One round of golf for one (Includes club rentals and shoes) at 18-Hole Greg Norman Championship Golf Course OR Private beach dinner for two; St. Maarten/Anguilla Airport or Ferry Terminal greetings; Daily full American breakfast + More…

Price:  5 nights in a Beachfront Junior Suite from $2,175

Book & Travel now through 11/20/12

ID Exclusive is valid on 5-night minimum bookings in Beachfront Junior Suite and higher categories. Additional $1 government marketing levy per adult, per night payable at resort.
golfMexico One&Only Palmilla 

ID Exclusive: One Round of Golf OR $250 Dinner Credit 

Vacation Includes: One round of golf at 27-hole Jack Nicklaus course at Palmilla Golf Club (includes cart and club rental) OR $250 Dinner credit at Agua restaurant; Complimentary night in luxurious accommodations; Two $50 certificates for any 80-minute (or longer) ESPA treatment + More…

Price:  4 nights in an Ocean Front Deluxe Room from $1,883

Book & Travel now through 12/21/12

Rate is based on travel 9/4-9/30/12.
ID Exclusive is valid on 4-night minimum bookings in Ocean Front Deluxe Room and higher categories. 
golfBermuda Rosewood Tucker’s Point 

ID Exclusive: Guaranteed Upgrade & $175 Spa Credit  

Vacation Includes: 18-Hole Roger Rulewich designed golf course; Guaranteed upgrade; Daily breakfast; $175 Spa credit; Use of private beach club; Use of Har-Tru tennis courts + More…

Price:  3 nights in a Manor House Superior King Room from $1,275

Book & Travel now through 12/31/12

Rate is based on travel 11/17-12/31/12
ID Exclusive is valid on 3-night minimum bookings in all categories, except Villa Deluxe Rooms, Manor House Superior Queen/Queen, Deluxe King and Deluxe Poolside King Rooms. Mandatory gratuity of $15 per person, per night ($30 per person, per night for suites) payable at resort.
golf Dominican Republic Casa de Campo 

Casa Summer Exclusive 

Vacation Includes: 63 Holes of Pete Dye golf with the famed Teeth of the Dog, Dye Fore and Links; Two kids (ages 12 & under) stay free in parents’ room; Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner; Unlimited beverages + More…Price: 4 nights in an Elite Patio Room from $1,752

Book & Travel now through 9/30/12

Rate is based on 2 adults + 2 kids (ages 12 & under)

golf Barbados Sandy Lane 

Ultimate Rejuvenation with Daily Breakfast 

Vacation Includes: Three golf courses: The Old Nine, The Country Club and the renowned Green Monkey; One Sandy Lane 60-minute full body massage; One  Bajan Sugarcane scrub; One  Bajan head massage; Daily full English breakfast; Roundtrip airport transfers + More…Price: 5 nights in an Orchid Room from $4,160

Book & Travel now through 10/31/12

golf Hawaii Mauna Kea Beach Hotel  

Experience Hawaii + Convertible Car 

Vacation Includes: 18-Hole Robert Trent Jones, Sr. Championship Golf Course; Luxurious accommodations; Convertible car with unlimited mileage; Tax and service charges + More…Price: 4 nights in a Mountain View Room from $1,627

Book & Travel now through 10/31/12

golf Mexico Fairmont Mayakoba 

BOOK NOW! Kids Stay and Eat FREE + Daily $100 Food & Beverage Credit 

Vacation Includes: El Cameleón, a Greg Norman designed course; Luxurious accommodations; Daily $100 Food & Beverage credit + More…Price: 4 nights in a Fairmont Room from $845

Book by 8/31/12 for Travel now through 12/17/12

Valid in Fairmont, Fairmont View, Deluxe Casita, Signature Casita, Signature Casita Suite and Beach Area Casita categories only. Blackout Dates apply.



Maldives Shangri La’s Villingili Resort & Spa 

Stay 4, Pay 3 

Vacation Includes: New 9-hole golf course – the only one in the Maldives; Complimentary night in luxurious villa accommodations;  Daily breakfast at Javvu for two; Complimentary guided nature walk; Mandatory bed tax + More…

Price: 4 nights in a Pool Villa from $2,644

Book & Travel now through 12/23/12

Rate is based on travel now – 10/15/12

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